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5 things NOT to do on a long…

Over two years (nearly three) have passed since finishing my long distance bike ride from Pontypridd (South Wales) to Chamonix (French Alps) and it already feels like a lifetime ago. Back in the hum drum…

Le Tour de France 2018

In the summer of 2018 we travelled to France in our Mercedes Sprinter campervan. We were excited to follow two stages of Le Tour de France. Here's a little video of our adventures...

What is Eroica Britannia?

In June 2019 we won a competition to attend 'Eroica Britannia'; a British Cycling festival. The competition was run by Leigh Day (the lawyers for British Cycling) and we spent a fun weekend in Derbyshire.…

Two Wheels to Chamonix

Hey! It's Ali here with some news...Two Wheels to Chamonix is a book that I've started which catalogues my journey from our home in South Wales to my sister's home in the French Alps by…

How to ride a bike 100 miles with…

In April 2018 we decided that it would be a good idea to do a 100 mile bike ride challenge. Starting in Pontypridd (South Wales) and heading out to Cardiff, Newport, Chepstow and back...with pretty…

#JFDI – Just flipping do it!

In March 2017 Amy and I completed a relay-bike-ride through all 22 Local Authorities of Wales. The year before that (May 2016) I cycled from our home in South Wales to Chamonix. Past adventures We've…

The Beast – up the valleys

In an effort to re-motivate ourselves after the recent round-Wales adventure, I (stupidly) suggested that riding 100 miles a week would be a good way to get going again. New Challenge It might sound like…

Fat Biking in Chamonix

This trip to the Chamonix in the French Alps was the third of three cursed attempts to get out there and do some Snowboarding. Attempt number one: other half had a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament. We…